PAM386 Luminor Composite Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic 44mm
There were two watches that I didn't get to photograph at the SIHH in January this year and the PAM386 was one of them. I guess I forgot to ask for those watches as I was a bit overwhelmed by the PAM372 and another composite watch, the 47mm special edition PAM375. The PAM380 Radiomir blackseal is another watch that I was able to shoot later and this week I got the opportunity to take pictures of the PAM386 - thanks to the kind people of Richemont in Amsterdam.
The composite case is brown
The PAM386 has a brown 44mm case and its dial is brown too. Its actual color doesn't show very well in many photos (as you can see in the first one where the dial appears to be black), but the above photo is pretty close to its actual color. The Luminova is beige which combines nicely with the brown of the dial.
The Panerai "Assolutamente" strap
The watch comes with the Panerai Assolutamente strap. One of the nicest OEM straps no doubt. It can be ordered from Panerai separately too. Its product code is MX006GJF in case you're interested. The strap tapers from 24mm to 22mm and it's 115x75 - which is a bit short for my taste, but I think it's also available in other lengths.
The Panerai PAM386 has the automatic mechanical P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. This movement has a 3 day power reserve (it uses 2 barrels). The watch has a crystal case back so you can see some of its movement details and the rotor. The dial has a date at 3 o'clock, a small seconds dial at 9 o'clock and it offers 300 meter water resistance.
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If you want a composite Luminor and you're not on the list for a PAM375, then this 386 is certainly worth considering. It's a very functional watch, its case size (44mm) is probably a bit better suited for people that don't have wrists like tree trunks and it's simply stunning in person with its amazing brown dial and beige numbers.
PAM386 Luminor Composite Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic
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